Oral history interview with Jay DeFeo

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.defeo75
Creators:
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1975 June 3-1976 January 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
83 Pages
Transcript
1 Item
sound file (10 min. 21 sec.) Audio excerpt
digital
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jay DeFeo conducted 1975 June 3-1976 January 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
The interviews took place at DeFeo's home, in Larkspur, California. DeFeo speaks of her family background; the influences of her teachers; her education at the University of California at Berkeley; her friendships with Sam Francis and Fred Martin; working in Italy; jewelry making; the San Francisco arts community in the 1950s; her exhibitions; and her painting, "The Rose". She recalls Bruce Conner, Sonia Gechtoff, and Walter Hopps.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) was a painter and photographer from the San Francisco Bay area, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav file. Duration is 6 hr., 7 min.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Jewelry making Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gechtoff, Sonia, 1926-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopps, Walter Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Fred, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
University of California, Berkeley -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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